Our Team
Management Team
Akshat Pandya
Head – Real Estate Investments Fund
He has an experience of over 19 years of real estate private equity, investment banking and construction finance experience in India.
Prior to joining Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Limited in July 2013, Akshat was Vice President real estate investment banking at ENAM / AXIS Capital (Sep 2009 – Jun 2013) where he was part of a ~USD 1 billion fund raise via initial public offerings.
Before ENAM, he worked with the Real Estate Prop Investments book at Lehman Brothers/ Nomura (July 2007 – July 2009) and prior to that with HDFC Limited in their developer finance team (May 2004 – Jun 2007).
Mr. Sushil Agarwal
Sushil Agarwal is the Whole Time Director & CFO of Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd. (ABNL), a USD 4 billion diversified conglomerate and one of the flagship companies of the Aditya Birla Group. He is also a member of the Business Review Council, which is an institutionalized mechanism for bringing in wider managerial perspectives and leadership experiences, into reviewing the development, growth and operations of the Aditya Birla Group's businesses.
Sushil has been with the Aditya Birla Group since the beginning of his career in 1989 and has distinction of working closely with the former Chairman Late Mr. Aditya Vikram Birla and current Chairman Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla. He has richly contributed in many Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions initiatives of the Aditya Birla Group with his widely acknowledged financial acumen and analytical skills. In recognition of his stellar contribution he was honoured with the Chairman's Exceptional Contributor Award in 2000 and Outstanding Leadership Award in 2014.
He played an important role in the acquisition of Columbian Chemicals Company, which made Aditya Birla Group the World's largest Carbon Black player. He played a key role in the recent acquisition of Pantaloons Fashion business which strengthened ABNL's leadership position in the Fashion & Lifestyle industry. He was recognized for excellence by 'CFO 100' under the category 'Winning Edge in Strategy' in 2011 and 'Winning Edge in M&A' in 2014. In 2013, he was named among India's best CFOs by Business Today in the category "Enhancing Competitiveness through M&A".
He has also worked as Chief Executive Officer for Aditya Birla Finance Ltd., the NBFC arm and Aditya Birla Insurance Brokers Ltd., the general insurance advisory arm.
Sushil is on the board of several companies and is widely networked. He is familiar with operations in most states in India and several countries abroad through his experience of about 25 years. Sushil is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Masters in Commerce.
Mr. Pankaj Jawaharlal Razdan
Pankaj Razdan has been with the Aditya Birla Group since July 2007
In his role as the Deputy Chief Executive, Financial Services, he is a part of the core think tank that strategises and operationalises the Aditya Birla Group's growth in the financial services business.
At ABFS, Pankaj has steered some of the key financial services verticals successfully despite the challenging times. He has guided Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company to an industry leadership position. He has also driven many key projects across ABFSG, to help set a foundation for our leadership in the Indian financial services industry.
In his role at Birla Sun Life Insurance, Pankaj provides BSLI strategic direction and leads the insurance team towards achieving rapid growth and profitability. As BSLI gears for its next phase of growth, the Company will benefit from his experience and expertise in growing businesses, developing new business models, building distribution efficiency and customer management.
Prior to joining the Aditya Birla Group, Pankaj was with ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company since 1998, taking charge as the Managing Director in 2004. Pankaj's experience and insights have been honed over 15 years of experience in the Financial Services industry.
He began his career as an engineer at Nelco Ltd. He later moved to Karvy Consultants where he started his financial services career and served various assignments.
He has been a recipient of several personal and professional recognitions including being recognized as 'India's Hottest Young Executives' by Business Today.
Pankaj has a B.Sc. degree in Electronics from Pune University and is a graduate in Electronics Engineering from Bombay University. He has undergone management development programs from IIM Ahmedabad and leadership training from Centre of Leadership, USA.